Program Schedule for 2020
All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted.
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.
***Classes Set to Restart 6/29***
Every Monday (except holidays) from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5.00 per class
Contact Denise for more details
****Intro to Disc Golf
***RESCHEDULED - DATE TBD***
Free Disc Golf clinic hosted by Coal Region Disc Golf Club and co-sponsored by Play It Again Sports! Looking for individuals who are new to disc golf or want to try out a new sport. Want to pick up some tips to help get a good understanding of the sport and have fun in the process? Join local, experienced disc golfers, at Sweet Arrow Lake on May 9th, for a hands on clinic teaching the basics of one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Any skill level welcome! Free and open to the public.
Participants will receive: 1 free Innova Aviar Putter, and a $10 gift certificate to Play It Again Sports!
Must Pre-register, Contact Justin at: JUSTINLYONS39@ICLOUD.COM
Limited to 20 registrants
****Canoe and Kayak Rental Concession
Opens at the Canoe Launch near the Clubhouse on 6/20/20
* Masks REQUIRED to interact with the Boat Attendant
* 1 Person per Group to handle waivers and transaction
* Required sanitation of equipment and boats may result in shortages during peak use
Canoes, Kayaks, Rowboats. $10.00/hour, $17.00 for two hours, $25.00 for 3 hours, $40.00 for 4 hours. **CASH or CHECK ONLY**
Canoes and rowboat seat up to 3, kayaks seat one. PFD and paddles are supplied.
Saturdays, Sundays, July 4th and Labor Day Monday Only. Watercraft available on a first come first serve basis.
Times are 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
On weekends after 11:00 AM call 570-345-3537.
Last rental is at 6:00 PM. All boats must be returned by 7:00 PM.
Rentals will be made if weather and lake conditions permit and staff is available.
Disc Golf Rentals- Same location and hours as boat rentals. $20.00 deposit/rental returned when 3 discs are returned.
****Vinegar Creek Constituency (Bluegrass)
August 30 @ 2pm - at the Large Pavilion by the Clubhouse (raindate Sept. 2 @ 7:00pm)
Please bring lawn chairs. You will be required to socially distance from those not in your party and use masks when you cannot and when entering restrooms. Please help us to continue having programs that everyone can enjoy at the lake by being considerate of others.
Back by Popular Demand!
Vinegar Creek Constituency channels the venerable old ghosts of American bluegrass and folk music tradition through imaginative, emotive original songs delivered with rock n roll intensity. Full of shouting, floorboard- stomping soul, and their live performances are uplifting, high-energy events with fans dancing in the aisles and clapping, stomping, and singing along. The band’s sound draws on elements of many styles, including high-octane bluegrass, Sun Records-era rock'n'roll, early swing, vaudeville, outlaw country, and ragtime. Vinegar Creek Constituency was assembled in 2005 and hails from Lancaster Pennsylvania. Band members include Leo DiSanto- vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, floorboard percussion, snake oil sales pitches Jeff Bryson- vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo, floorboard percussion Mark "Banjo Doc" Rast - Banjo, dobro, vocals, "special" effects Mike Vitale- double bass, vocals. They frequently perform in clubs, pubs, theaters, festivals, street corners, living rooms, and venues of all sorts in a continuously-expanding range throughout the US and Europe.
This performance is free and open to the public and is part of the Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program. It is made possible with the help of a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. For info call 570-345-8952 or visit www.sweetarrowlakepark.com
****Drive-by Art - The Doors of Diversity
Sunday, August 30 @ 12pm–5pm, Clubhouse Parking Lot
Schuylkill County Vision and the Schuylkill Diversity Council sponsored this traveling art project that encouraged area High School students to share their vision of diversity by creating murals on several doors that will be displayed in the circle at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse for drive-by viewing.
(raindate Sept. 2, @ 5pm-8pm)
****SALCA Plant Swap
Saturday Sept 12 at 1pm at the Waterfall Pavilion
As you are working in your garden, pot up extra plants, label them and bring them to the plant swap. Bring your extra plants from dividing or seedlings and swap for an equivalent number of different plants. Includes flower, herbs, veggies, house plants, trees/shrubs, grounds cover, and bulbs/tubers. Please label using popsicle sticks, recycled plastic spoons and forks, or tabs cut from plastic milk jugs or plastic clamshell strawberry/fruit boxes. Questions call 570-345-2637.
****Wee Ones Walk—Autumn Adventure
Saturday, October 3 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Meets in the Waterfall Road parking lot
Face masks and social distancing will be required for this walk. Due to limited space, **registration is required** via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heighten your child’s natural curiosity during a sensory nature walk with “Porcupine Pat” of the Schuylkill Conservation District. The walk focuses on colors, textures, shapes, sounds and smells found in nature. Recommended for children ages 3 and above.
Sunday, November 15th from 2- 4 pm. Meet at the large pavilion near clubhouse.
Develop your stewardship skills in caring for woodlands including the trees, wildlife, and water resources. Learn how to properly prune a branch from a tree, select trees for home heating fuelwood while leaving the best for wildlife and timber, rejuvenate mature apple trees back into production, and many more easy to do and practical stewardship tips that you can use on your property. The walk and how to demonstrations will be conducted by Frank Snyder, retired forester and certified arborist.
Be sure to dress for the weather. This program is free and open to the public. All ages welcome!
Program is sponsored with the Schuylkill County Conservancy.